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Press Releases

06-16-2021 Finding True North A regional dialogue about delivering tomorrow’s energy

02-22-2021   CapX2020 announces new name

03-03-2020   CapX2020 utilities release report outlining transmission grid challenges

08-30-2017   Final CapX2020 project complete

09-26-2016   More than 150 miles of new transmission line added to the electric grid

09-24-2015   CapX2020 transmission line will help create electric superhighway to the east

05‑04‑2015   Electric utilities, renewable energy supporters, state officials and legislators celebrate energization of two CapX2020 power lines

02‑18‑2014   CapX2020 utilities receive Facility Permit for South Dakota 345 kilovolt transmission line project: Big Stone South-Brookings County

08‑07‑2013   CapX2020 to use helicopter to install wire across US Highway 169 near Belle Plaine

05‑04‑2015   Electric utilities, renewable energy supporters, state officials and legislators celebrate energization of two CapX2020 power lines

02‑18‑2014   CapX2020 utilities receive Facility Permit for South Dakota 345 kilovolt transmission line project: Big Stone South-Brookings County

08‑07‑2013   CapX2020 to use helicopter to install wire across US Highway 169 near Belle Plaine

06‑06‑2013   CapX2020 utilities file Facility Permit for Big Stone South-Brookings County project

05‑17‑2013   Helicopters to string wire on structures near Minnesota River in Brown and Renville Counties

02‑22‑2013   Construction underway near Pine Island on Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse project

09‑17‑2012   Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kV line energized and placed in service

09‑12‑2012   North Dakota permits approved for CapX2020 Fargo-St. Cloud 345 kilovolt line

06‑01‑2012   CapX2020 utilities announce new transmission line project: Big Stone South-Brookings County

05‑12‑2012   PSCW approves Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kV project in Wisconsin

04‑12‑2012   MN PUC approved Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse 345 kV project in Minnesota

01‑10‑2012   Helicopter and implosives involved in construction of Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kV project

12‑21‑2011   Monticello-St. Cloud 345 kV project energized and in service

12‑08‑2011   MISO approves MVP projects, including CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project

12‑08‑2011   CapX2020 statement on MISO approval of MVP projects

08‑15‑2011   Helicopter involved in construction work along I-94 between Monticello and St. Cloud

06‑13‑2011   SD PUC grants Facility Permit for Brookings County-Hampton 345 kV project

06‑10‑2011   MN PUC grants Route Permit for Fargo-St. Cloud 345 kV project

02‑03‑2011   MN PUC approves Belle Plaine as aerial river crossing location of Brookings County-Hampton project

01‑06‑2011   North Dakota Certificate of Corridor Compatibility application filed for Fargo-St. Cloud project

01‑05‑2011   Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity application filed for Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse project

11‑23‑2010   South Dakota Facility Permit application filed for Brookings County-Hampton project

11‑10‑2010   CapX2020 releases economic impact study, breaks ground on Monticello-St. Cloud project

10‑28‑2010   MN PUC grants Route Permit for Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kV project

07‑15‑2010   MN PUC grants Route Permit for Brookings County-Hampton 345 kV project

07‑08‑2010   MN PUC grants Route Permit for Monticello-St. Cloud 345 kV project

01‑20‑2010   CapX2020 utilities file Route Permit application for Hampton-Rochester-La Crosse transmission line

10‑01‑2009   CapX2020 utilities file Route Permit application for Fargo-St. Cloud transmission line

07‑09‑2009   Bemidji-Grand Rapids transmission line granted Certificate of Need

04‑16‑2009   CapX2020 granted Certificate of Need for 345 kilovolt projects in Minnesota

04‑08‑2009   CapX2020 utilities file Route Permit application for Monticello-St. Cloud transmission line

12‑30‑2008   CapX2020 files Route Permit application for Brookings County-Hampton project

12‑14‑2007   Conservation, renewable energy, carbon cuts featured in Xcel Energy’s Minnesota Resource Plan

09‑2007   CapX2020 utilities schedule open houses to provide information about transmission line proposals

04‑16‑2007   Utilities seek approval of three major transmission lines to ensure future reliability, increase access to renewables

06‑09‑2006   CapX2020 utilities announce plans for new transmission line to ensure reliable, low-cost electricity in the future